Burn ban remains in effect for Oklahoma

Sunday, September 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- It's been 50 days since parts of Oklahoma have seen a rain drop.

And state forestry officials say the state's dry landscape has turned into a fire hazard.

A red flag fire alert has been issued for tomorrow. Officials say the fire danger will be at dangerous levels because of dry, windy conditions that will accompany the passage of the next frontal system.

Forestry officials urge Oklahomans to be extremely careful when working or playing outdoors. Officials say any spark can start a potentially dangerous and costly wildfire on Oklahoma's dry landscape.

Meanwhile, a burn ban remains in effect in all 77 Oklahoma counties. The ban prohibits outdoor burning, except charcoal cooking in a grill